With "Blood and gold" we meet eighteen-year-old Dusty Hannah, a young cowpuncher who's as honest as the day is long. His boss, a prosperous rancher, trusts Dusty to take $30,000 of his gold across the Red River. That, by the way, is through Apache country.
Would that Apaches were Dusty's only problem. When news spreads that Dusty is carrying this amount of gold, every thief in the territory begins gunning for him.